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Full text of "The Letters Of Horace Walpole Vol I"

they in England, we should have all the old prudes dealing out judgements on her, and mumbling toothless ditties, to the tune of Pride wiU have a fall. I am buying some fans and trifles for her, si mignons! Good night.
Yours ever.
49.   To HOEACE MANN.
Downing Street, Nov. 5, 1741. O.S.
I JUST mentioned to you in my letter on Monday, that I had found such a person as you wanted; I have since seen your brother, who is so satisfied with him, that he was for sending him directly away to you, without staying six weeks for an answer from you; but I chose to have your consent. He is the son of a tradesman in the city, so not yet a fine gentleman. He is between fifteen and sixteen, but very tall of his age.. He was disappointed in not going to a merchant at Genoa, as was intended; but was so far provided for it, as to have learned Italian three months: he speaks French very well, writes a good hand, and casts accounts; so, you see, there will not be much trouble in forming him to your purpose. He will go to you for twenty pounds a year and his lodging. If you like this, write me word by the first post, and he shall set out directly.
We hear to-day that the Toulon squadron is arrived at Barcelona; I don't like it of all things, for it has a look towards Tuscany. If it is suffered to go thither quietly, it will be no small addition to the present discontents.
Here is another letter, which I am entreated to send you, from poor Amorevoli; he has a continued fever, though not a high one. Yesterday, Monticelli was taken ill, so there will be no Opera on Saturday; nor was on Tuesday. Monticelli is infinitely admired; next to Farinelli]. The Viscontina
LETTEE 49.—* Carlo BroscM (1705-1782), called Farinelli, a famous singer.